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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 21 May 2013

Hostal Koala Den is close to the main square of Potosi. It's a large hostel with 45 beds (that's the number I've heard). They have a dvd-room where you can watch lots of movies, a pc-area, large breakfasttable and lot's of places to sit and relax. We stayed in a 4p-room and it was ok, though the smell of dust...

Thank LiveLikeTom
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 May 2013

We stayed in a double room with private bathroom for 180BOB. The bed was enormous and really comfortable and the shower was hot and powerful.We also had a good TV and a safe. The breakfast was great (hot drink, rolls, scrambled egg, jam, pineapple and bananas) and the owner was really friendly. The wifi was pretty rubbish (no good for...

Thank carly f
New York City, New York
Reviewed 10 May 2013

I found the hostal in the guidebook I was using (2012 Footprints Handbook). While they are great guides, they aren't bibles, and I realized over time that the recos are sometimes overrated or outdated. So always cross reference on other sites, like Tripadvisor, for more up to date reviews... NOTE: This review is for the annex. There was no availability...

Thank postalcodes
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 9 April 2013

Good hostel for Bolivia, but nothing special. Amazing breakfast!! There was a good vibe, met interesting people. Very close to the center, 5 min walking. They have a renowned travel agency. Great working wi-fi. I would stay there again. Reception were helpful and friendly.

Thank nadialefebvre
Reviewed 20 March 2013

Unfortunately we didn't enjoy our experience here at all. When we arrived at the main hostel we were shown to our room which was dark, not that clean and there was a bad smell from the bathroom. It was also just beside the main common area which was fine but the window in the room didn't close so we knew...

Thank bongodublin
Bogota, Colombia
Reviewed 13 March 2013

It was a good hostel in terms of size and services. But the actual service was lacking. There are two spots where they have rooms the first one we went to cause its the only obvious one. Once we asked questions and noticed our friends weren't checked in we asked about the other spot and the woman gave me an...

Thank Megan D
Reviewed 6 March 2013 via mobile

We stayed in the annex part of this hostel. I would recommend staying in the main part, as that's where all the main facilities are, including a well stocked DVD/TV room an more comfortable social area. Our room was fine, if a little dark and aged. The breakfast is great and the staff are cheeky and fun. We also is...

Thank thecuriouswolf
Reviewed 22 February 2013 via mobile

We stayed in the annexe part of koala den in a four bed dorm. Brilliant value for money - beds were very comfy and warm with plenty of blankets (you need them at that altitude!). The shower was AMAZING! Best in South America so far, hot and powerful! Breakfast is provided however its a bit slow, we had to leave...

Thank Loretta11
Porto Alegre, RS
Reviewed 13 February 2013

This is a very calm an nice hostal. There was no parties and no drunk people around being loud, and that was actually pretty good for us because we were very tired from our first days in Bolivia. Also, it is beautiful and colorful and that makes you feel good. The beds were comfortable and they managed to put me...

Thank Patrícia M
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 February 2013

Stayed 2 nights and it did what it says on the tin. Our double room was large, warm, clean, had a heater, TV and a hot shower. The breakfast was the usual of bread & jam but we also had watermelon, bananas, eggs, hot chocolate as well as tea & coffee. Although we didn’t do it, the hostal offered mine...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Hostal Koala Den

Address: Calle Junin # 56, Potosi, Bolivia
Region: Bolivia > Potosi Department > Potosi
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
Hostal Koala Den Hotel Potosi
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“Choose any room. Don't worry. It's a very quiet place.”
 of 5 bubbles larisac2014, 3 Mar 2015 | Read review
“If you go during low season you can negotiate prices or type of room.”
 of 5 bubbles ChiquitaChiquito, 30 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Try to be as high up as possible, not close to the communal areas”
 of 5 bubbles Dutch_delight013, 7 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Higher floors are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles colin_p_campbell, 10 Sep 2014 | Read review
“do not stay in the dorm on the fourth floor”
 of 5 bubbles Irene-Schrijver, 25 Jun 2014 | Read review
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